Students Should Bring: Bottle of water, sticky socks (sold at studio)
Average Class Length: 55 minutes
Number of Staff: 11?25 people
Class Location: Indoors only
Registration Required: Yes
Good for Beginners: Yes
Guests Allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Beginning in 2001 as a small fitness operation in the basement of an office building, Pure Barre has since blossomed into a widely acclaimed, widely publicized approach to exercise with a nationwide following. Dancer, choreographer, and fitness buff Carrie Rezabek Dorr founded Pure Barre more than a decade ago in Birmingham, MI. Since then, Carrie has traveled around the country, hopping from gym to gym demonstrating the innovative program that draws techniques from ballet. Performing the Pure Barre technique can be a fast and effective way to transform your body. Motivating music slices through the 55-minute workouts, each of which utilizes a ballet barre and small isometric movements designed to burn fat and tone muscles.
Dr. Lori Breiner strives to promote mind and body wellness by offering her patients a host of healing treatments. An ancient practice used to treat illness and balance the body, a 30- to 45-minute acupuncture session aims to release positive energy known as "qi" by inserting fine needles into specific points on the patient's body. The acupuncture session can be tailored to address specific points of pain or general bodily unrest. Alternatively, Dr. Breiner tailors chiropractic sessions to suit each client's skeletal needs, commencing with a spinal analysis. The sessions aim to balance the body through spinal, postural, and soft-tissue corrections, which the doctor makes via manual adjustments. The treatment is designed to decrease muscle and soft-tissue tension and pain, and to help ease the pressure of carrying the world in a backpack.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($38.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($27.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Laser, ultrasound and radio-frequency
Pro Tip: Combining treatments has a synergistic effect which maximizes results.
Winner of more than 100 mixed-martial-arts competitions, Tiger Schulmann shares his pride and love for fighting and self-defense with both adults and children in gyms across five states. From first-time grapplers to expert muay thai fighters, students of all fitness and experience levels are welcome to dive into a class at Schulmann’s. At more than 47 locations, adults can take classes in kickboxing, MMA, and jujitsu—the last of which instills students with the skill and confidence to take down opponents of any size, strength, or telekinetic ability. Kids, meanwhile, can learn martial arts for fun, or gain useful experience in bully prevention; the kids’ classes help victims immediately identify and safely diffuse situations when pitted against an aggressor.
Wellness Center Beauty & Health advertises itself as a "place where all dreams come true." This is a difficult claim to argue with, even though the spa's menu doesn't include "one-on-one with Michael Jordan" or "conversation with a dog." After all, what it does include is nearly as enticing. Clients can indulge in multivitamin facials, nonsurgical skin-tightening treatments, and VelaShape body wraps that reduce cellulite in as little as four treatments. Other treatments, such as the soothing hand massage, focus more on relaxation. The spa's staff members further demonstrate their diverse skill set with a teeth-whitening procedure more commonly found at the dentist's office.